YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH A BEQUEST OR A GIFT IN YOUR WILL.
The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) has always relied upon the generosity of our community to ensure that it thrives. NERAM’s independence has been made possible by the donation of time and effort by our volunteers, Friends and Board Members as well as the financial support provided by our benefactors and supporters. People often think that ‘philanthropists’ are other people, but the reality is that anyone can be a philanthropist by making a donation or a bequest to the NERAM Foundation.
By making a bequest to NERAM you are making a commitment towards our community and supporting the long term success of an organization which you feel passionately about. The ongoing funding provided by the NERAM Foundation is the most successful strategy for NERAM’s future and will provide certainty for the art museum we all love. With your support it is our aim to develop the capital funds of the NERAM Foundation up to $10 million within the next ten years to ensure the long term financial viability and support that NERAM will need to be sustainable into the future.
When you are planning your estate we ask you to make a commitment to support NERAM through making a gift in your will that will help the art museum and the community of New England.
Andrew Murray, Chair, New England Regional Art Museum Ltd & Peter Lloyd, Chair, NERAM Foundation
Planning your bequest
We ask you to plan ahead and help NERAM’s future as a financially sustainable organisation that provides our community with access to a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences. Bequests of any amount will have an enduring impact on NERAM’s future.
We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer, accountant or trustee, as well as inform family members of your intentions. If you are considering leaving a bequest to NERAM we suggest that you contact us to ensure your wishes can be fulfilled within our organisation’s policies. All discussions concerning bequests will be treated with the utmost discretion and in strict confidence.
If you already have a Will then you can develop an addition to the Will in the form of a Codicil which alters its terms and makes allowances for your gift to NERAM. If you have not yet made a Will we encourage you to consider a bequest to NERAM or the NERAM Foundation.
We recommend that you notify us of your bequest by writing to NERAM through your solicitor and it is particularly useful to include a copy of the relevant extract from your Will or Deed of Trust. Upon receipt of a bequest notification, you will be invited to become a member of the Howard Hinton Circle in recognition of your intended gift.
YOUR LEGACY TO NERAM
For further information about making a bequest to the New England Regional Art Museum download the attached booklet or contact NERAM directly.
His excellency General the Honorable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley.
The Honorable Barnaby Joyce, MP Member for New England Mr Adam Marshall, MP Member for Northern Tablelands Dr Philp Bacon AM, Director, Philip Bacon Galleries, Mr Barry Pearce Am, Emeritus Curator, Art Gallery of NSW